Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5636

Date Request Received: 09/04/2020 10:21:51

Date Request Replied To: 06/05/2020 13:35:17

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Request Summary: Dental patients in A&Es, fourth quarter of 19/20

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
In the period January 1 to March 31, 2020, how many times did patients present at your A&E departments, minor injuries units or walk-in centres with dental health problems? (Please can you state which type(s) of services your response includes) If you have any specialist facilities for dental treatment, please exclude these.
Answer To Question 1:
In the given time period there were 23 attendances to A&E for dental health problems.
Question Number 2:
Can the numbers please be broken down by type of problem e.g. toothache, abscess/infection, loss of teeth, broken or loose teeth, gum disease/bleeding from the mouth, decay.
Answer To Question 2:
All 23 of these attendances have been recorded as Dentalgia. 13 of the 23 patients received treatment.
Question Number 3:
Of the patients presenting with dental health problems, can the numbers please be broken down by age of the patient e.g. 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90+
Answer To Question 3:
Due to low numbers we are unable to break down the attendances in to the requested age groups, therefore we have regrouped the data as follows:

Age 0-29 years = 9 attendances
Age 30-49 years = 8 attendances
Age 50+ years = 6 attendances
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